The 10 Best Christmas Gifts that are NOT toys

The 10 Best Christmas Gifts that are not toys for Auckland Kids

Do your kids have too many toys?  Do you ask your children what would they like for Christmas and get  “I don’t know”? Have a look at what we think are the 10 best Christmas Gifts for Auckland Kids that are not toys.

1. A voucher for a day out of fun

Amusement ride fans will love a Rainbow’s End voucher for a day of fun in the school holidays. For the younger kids who are aren’t tall enough for the big rides, there is Kidz Kingdom at Rainbow’s End which is especially for  children 8 years and under too.

Log Flume ride at Rainbow's End

2. Annual Memberships

A MOTAT Mates Annual Pass is great for kids that love transport, science and technology. The pass gives unlimited admission, tram rides and various discounts. 

MOTAT fire and emergency day

For kids who love animals a Friends of the Zoo pass gives unlimited entry for a year to Auckland Zoo, invitations to exclusive events and various discounts. 

Or get a Butterfly Creek Annual Pass  which gives unlimited entry to Butterfly Creek for the year and various discounts.

Dragon at Butterfly Creek

3. A Voucher for their favourite activity

Whether it be rock climbing, trampolining, an adventure course or another activity the kids will love a voucher to use over the school holidays. Find our what indoor activities  your kids or grandchildren may like.

Auckland for Kids visits Vector Wero

4. Tickets to see a live theatre performance or show

Have your kids or grandchildren been to the theatre yet?

Buy a ticket to see an upcoming family show.

Greedy Cat – Tim Bray Productions

5. Give a gift to a charity

For kids that like helping others. Choose a unique gift from , then you get a card to give to your loved one and your donation goes to those who need it most. For example, you can buy a Goat – No Kid-Ding to start a families farming business,  Feed a FamilyWater for a School or a light in the darkness for refugees

6. Classes in the school holidays or term time

For kids who want to try a new after school activity an art classes, drama classes, music classes, sports lessons, or a school holiday workshop on something they have always wanted to do or learn more about makes a great gift. Just check with their parent’s first that they are happy for their child to take part in these classes as they can end up turning into a permanent hobby or interest for your child.

Child painting

7. Toy Library subscriptions

Subscribe to a toy library for young children to borrow toys, games, puzzles and more to take home.  Find our more about your local Auckland toy library.

Kinderbot toy library

8. Childrens books

For book worm kids buy them a new book to enjoy. Discover children’s books for your kids or grandchildren.

Tu Meke Tui children's book

9. Movies vouchers

For movie fans a Movie voucher to see the latest kids films in the holidays, such as an Event Gift Card or a  HOYTS Gift Card. Plus you will be helping to support the Cinemas who have had to be shut for longer than most business during COVID-19.

10. Cooking recipies and ingredients

For kids who like to bake in the kitchen. Print out some recipes, or if you have some family favourites, then ask your grandparents to write down the recipe and you can make them into a small Family Recipe Book for your kids. Wrap up some dry ingredients then you can make something together in the holidays when the kids want to!

Homemade cookies

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